January 13, 2010 By Stephen Klarich

Under California Penal Code Section 290, individuals who are convicted of a sex offense are required, for life, to register with their local city’s police department or the county sheriff’s department. More importantly, if you are classified as a “high risk” sex offender by the California Department of Corrections, you may not live within 2000 feet of a school or a park.

The City of Irvine is one of the largest planned urban communities in the United States. The Irvine Unified School District educates over 20,000 students (K-12) in 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 4 comprehensive schools, and 1 continuation high school. This may be a great place to live for the average person, but if you’re a sex offender registrant, you can forget about trying to reside in Irvine or other similar communities.

In a city like Irvine, with over 50 parks and 30 schools, it is almost impossible for a sex offender registrant to live within the city limits. A parole agent has the authority to uproot and force “high risk” individuals to move away from family or friends. This can result in sex offenders living in rural neighborhoods, or even worse, end up homeless.

Although these living restrictions are being challenged in court, you cannot afford to sit and wait. The attorneys at Wallin and Klarich will vigorously represent you and determine if something can be done to prevent you from continuing to register. If you or someone you love has been required to register under Penal Code Section 290, contact the experienced Irvine sex crime defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 466-5245 or www.wksexcrimes.com for a consultation of your case. We can help you.

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